While hugely popular in much of the snooze of the world, Shakira had not yet achieved a major record on the U.S. pop charts. She moved to Miami with her family to further her goal and taught herself to write songs in English. She enlisted Emilio Estefanâ€”of Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine fameâ€”to act as her manager and producer. Her first English-language album, Laundry Service (2001), provided Shakira with the success in the United States that she longed for the album was number three on the charts, selling more than 200,000 copies in the first week. The songs “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes” were both huge hits.
Shakira returned to the top 10 of the albums chart in 2005 twice. She first released the Spanish-language FijaciĂłn Oral, Vol. 1 in June, which was followed in November by English-language Oral Fixation, Vol. 2. She received the Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album for FijaciĂłn Oral, Vol. 1, her second time winning such an honor. Previously, she had won a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album for 2000’s Shakira: MTV Unplugged.
Besides her busy career, Shakira designed the Pies Descalzos Foundation to help children in her native Colombia in 1997
|Day of Birth||2, Feb 1977|
|Place of Birth||Barranquilla, Colombia|